Monthly Archives: January 2014

Richard Sherman’s rant and the crisis it should cause — in us

Let’s get this straight: Collectively we pay billions of dollars — via TV, alumni-supported scholarships, tickets, luxury boxes, product ads — to support football, all leading to the summit, the NFL. As a result, the game’s stars receive millions in salary and … Continue reading

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Southwest, Target and river polluter effectiveness, as Chris Christie turns on a spit

Especially on the day we commemorate the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we should not forget this country’s longest-running crisis — its lack of racial equality. There’s certainly been progress, but we’re not there yet. While … Continue reading

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West Virginia CEO drowns himself over company water pollution

Just when the spectacle of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference last week seemed the most advantageous teaching moment in years for crisis managers, along comes Gary Southern, president of Freedom Industries. If you don’t live near Charleston, WV, … Continue reading

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Gov. Chris Christie gets B+ for his news conference in crisis

This morning we stood on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s ample shoulders and used him as a teaching tool for what not to do in the first 24 hours of a crisis. With his news conference today, Christie came back … Continue reading

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Gov. Chris Christie bumbles chance to gain from Turnpike crisis

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the pugnacious Republican seen as his party’s frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination, is in a world of hurt. As his bard, Bruce Springsteen, wrote in the enduring anthem Jungleland: Man there’s an opera out … Continue reading

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Michael Bay, Scott Rudin — two Hollywood hot shots on hot seats

The new year is well underway and while most of the nation suffers in the grip of winter’s frigid bear hug, two of Hollywood’s biggest guns are shooting blanks. While neither is in crisis, per se, neither either enhanced his reputation. … Continue reading

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